Northside Choppers

★★★★☆
  • 461 Major Dr

    Melrose Park, IL 60164

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  • 708-345-8550

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Ive taken my bike (custom bobber) to them in the past when they were in Addison and had no problems with either Desperado or the other guys there.Ive been ripped off in the past by other local shops including H-D,but thought these guys treated me with respect and got the job done on time and at the price they told me it was going to be up front.Since then I sold my bike because of hard times,but am looking for another one before summer comes around.I heard they moved to Schaumburg and I guess are building custom cars too.One day soon I'll check them out again,they were pretty cool to talk to and watch them work.

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Ive taken my bike (custom bobber) to them in the past when they were in Addison and had no problems with either Desperado or the other guys there.Ive been ripped off in the past by other local shops including H-D,but thought these guys treated me with respect and got the job done on time and at the price they told me it was going to be up front.Since then I sold my bike because of hard times,but am looking for another one before summer comes around.I heard they moved to Schaumburg and I guess are building custom cars too.One day soon I'll check them out again,they were pretty cool to talk to and watch them work.

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EDWARD "Desperado" is now on his own in Addison and this was my experience...

I had recently pulled my chopper out of his "garage" after 3 and a half weeks because nothing was gettting done and I was told certain work would be done and he catalouged when and how it would be done. 2 weeks later I popped in and the bike was still stagnant in the same spot while no other bikes seemed to be moved either (I understand shops get busy and you may have to wait but this man is FAR from busy). He said parts would be ordered and the bike would begin work on in 4 days, none of this happened. Parts were infact never ordered.. I took initiative to get my own axle and spacers fabricated on my own for a lot cheaper and the barrings I bought from harley davidson.

He absolutly hosed me on labor and was very upset when I grew frusterated and said I will get the parts myself after 2 weeks of nothing happening.

His "quality" is soo shotty, the one spacer he "made me" was horrible. It was not machined it was cut with a saw and was spray painted black along with numerous other parts I saw laying out in the sun. He is a one man shop rip off artist. He cuts corners like no other and tries to scare you of "safety hazards" on the bike. For example: he swore my bars were cracking at a weld spot and wanted to fab me new bars. I declined and brought forth numerous examples of drag bars and such and asked his opinion and according to him ever bar in the world that is made will look like garbage and the only way it would look good is if he made them himself. haha. (which I would have waited lord knows how long for). I had my bars tested adn there is no crack it was just a chrome bubble.

I am a fair customer that just expects certain things as any customer would, such as, timelyness, an honest word and follow through and above all quality.... my bike sat for 2 weeks as he told me parts are on the way etc which never were. A mans word and businesss is as good as their word and his word means nothing. The one small piece he did "fab" me was of very poor quality and a lot of work was done in one day as I told him I was fed up and pulling the bike the next day. He charged me labor for a motor mount that he installed that didn't allow me to put my tank back on and when I confronted him about the job not being done to the full extent etc he said it was because I pulled the bike and he didn't have time to correct the issue (he wanted me to keep it in as he fab'ed me a new spacer and after seeing the first one I said keep the money and I have learned my lesson.

There were so many more issues and problems with this man and his services but I hope this was enough to detur you elsewhere and save a lot of cash!!! I have since then spoken to a lot of other shops and researched "Desperado" (real name EDWARD) and heard nothing but bad things adn I wish I had done more previous research before dropping the bike off but we live and learn.

I have found out that I am not the only unsatisfied customer as he has comitted bankruptcy and been committed of mail fraud as he tried ripping others off as well.

Bikes are fairly simple to wrench on as I have learned and I encourage anyone out there to join a forum and learn and work on your own bike there is help and advice that is bar none on the forums and the bike world is a brotherhood and noone wants to see a fellow rider ripped off, taken advantage of, lied to or give the run around.
PLease BEWARE: this man is a slick sly talker and has the gift of gab, I will give him that.

I hope this has helped make your decision.

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EDWARD "Desperado" is now on his own in Addison and this was my experience...

I had recently pulled my chopper out of his "garage" after 3 and a half weeks because nothing was gettting done and I was told certain work would be done and he catalouged when and how it would be done. 2 weeks later I popped in and the bike was still stagnant in the same spot while no other bikes seemed to be moved either (I understand shops get busy and you may have to wait but this man is FAR from busy). He said parts would be ordered and the bike would begin work on in 4 days, none of this happened. Parts were infact never ordered.. I took initiative to get my own axle and spacers fabricated on my own for a lot cheaper and the barrings I bought from harley davidson.

He absolutly hosed me on labor and was very upset when I grew frusterated and said I will get the parts myself after 2 weeks of nothing happening.

His "quality" is soo shotty, the one spacer he "made me" was horrible. It was not machined it was cut with a saw and was spray painted black along with numerous other parts I saw laying out in the sun. He is a one man shop rip off artist. He cuts corners like no other and tries to scare you of "safety hazards" on the bike. For example: he swore my bars were cracking at a weld spot and wanted to fab me new bars. I declined and brought forth numerous examples of drag bars and such and asked his opinion and according to him ever bar in the world that is made will look like garbage and the only way it would look good is if he made them himself. haha. (which I would have waited lord knows how long for). I had my bars tested adn there is no crack it was just a chrome bubble.

I am a fair customer that just expects certain things as any customer would, such as, timelyness, an honest word and follow through and above all quality.... my bike sat for 2 weeks as he told me parts are on the way etc which never were. A mans word and businesss is as good as their word and his word means nothing. The one small piece he did "fab" me was of very poor quality and a lot of work was done in one day as I told him I was fed up and pulling the bike the next day. He charged me labor for a motor mount that he installed that didn't allow me to put my tank back on and when I confronted him about the job not being done to the full extent etc he said it was because I pulled the bike and he didn't have time to correct the issue (he wanted me to keep it in as he fab'ed me a new spacer and after seeing the first one I said keep the money and I have learned my lesson.

There were so many more issues and problems with this man and his services but I hope this was enough to detur you elsewhere and save a lot of cash!!! I have since then spoken to a lot of other shops and researched "Desperado" (real name EDWARD) and heard nothing but bad things adn I wish I had done more previous research before dropping the bike off but we live and learn.

I have found out that I am not the only unsatisfied customer as he has comitted bankruptcy and been committed of mail fraud as he tried ripping others off as well.

Bikes are fairly simple to wrench on as I have learned and I encourage anyone out there to join a forum and learn and work on your own bike there is help and advice that is bar none on the forums and the bike world is a brotherhood and noone wants to see a fellow rider ripped off, taken advantage of, lied to or give the run around.
PLease BEWARE: this man is a slick sly talker and has the gift of gab, I will give him that.

I hope this has helped make your decision.

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I just picked up my FLHTC that I dropped off yesterday for a 10,000 mile inspection.Their service was great and will come back again in the future if I need anything else done.

John M.

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I just picked up my FLHTC that I dropped off yesterday for a 10,000 mile inspection.Their service was great and will come back again in the future if I need anything else done.

John M.

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Just got my carb aircleaner cover for my S&S today. Nice shape and came here on time.

Because I have to fill up 5000 characters on here. Yes I will use them again.

Thanks guys.

Joe Krammer

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Just got my carb aircleaner cover for my S&S today. Nice shape and came here on time.

Because I have to fill up 5000 characters on here. Yes I will use them again.

Thanks guys.

Joe Krammer

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I got some custom fenders made for me by Desperado at Northside Choppers for my chop project.The fit & finish was on the money,and the timming as well as cost was great.

Way cool work!

Jimmy

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I got some custom fenders made for me by Desperado at Northside Choppers for my chop project.The fit & finish was on the money,and the timming as well as cost was great.

Way cool work!

Jimmy

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Brought my 2000 Dyna for service.They were professional and knowledgeable.Would recommend them anyone.Never saw any signs them being any type of rip off.Oh and nice bikes guy!

Big Mike
Melrose PK IL.

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Brought my 2000 Dyna for service.They were professional and knowledgeable.Would recommend them anyone.Never saw any signs them being any type of rip off.Oh and nice bikes guy!

Big Mike
Melrose PK IL.

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I recently had my bike at Northside Choppers, and I found them to be professional, timely and capable of working in my budget on a great old project bike! Desperado and his mechanic Scott, were on the spot when I broke down, gave me a tow and an estimate and no b/s. Bike broke, bike fixed. Professional service provider who will be modifying my bike in the fall................ this place is a full fabrication shop that treats you like your a VIP. Nothing but courtesy and respect all the way through our business............ so much so they will be fabricating a new bike for me in the spring of 2008! Have you seen his "Chi-Town Hustler" bike? These bikes are as BAD as they can get, and a custom fabricator will make sure it is one of a kind. Northside Choppers Rocks!

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I recently had my bike at Northside Choppers, and I found them to be professional, timely and capable of working in my budget on a great old project bike! Desperado and his mechanic Scott, were on the spot when I broke down, gave me a tow and an estimate and no b/s. Bike broke, bike fixed. Professional service provider who will be modifying my bike in the fall................ this place is a full fabrication shop that treats you like your a VIP. Nothing but courtesy and respect all the way through our business............ so much so they will be fabricating a new bike for me in the spring of 2008! Have you seen his "Chi-Town Hustler" bike? These bikes are as BAD as they can get, and a custom fabricator will make sure it is one of a kind. Northside Choppers Rocks!

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To whom it may concern

I noticed that you have a web page/link on your site for Northside Choppers in Northlake ILL. The owner ? Edward (aka Desperado) has ripped me and a few other people off on some parts that we ordered from him. I even went to his house and he didn?t have the balls to come outside to talk to me. He has numerous times told me that he was going to send me my money and I have emails to prove it. However four months later ? I have yet to get any money and he won?t acknowledge any emails or calls from me. I have the postal inspector on the case at the moment since it was all done through the mail, the inspector said it was postal fraud ? thus a felony.

To the normal person advertising for this company would imply that you endorse him.

He even threatened me that he was filing bankruptcy and if I didnt leave him alone he would add me to his list of creditors.

If you know this guy, tell him that I am still waiting on my money.

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To whom it may concern

I noticed that you have a web page/link on your site for Northside Choppers in Northlake ILL. The owner ? Edward (aka Desperado) has ripped me and a few other people off on some parts that we ordered from him. I even went to his house and he didn?t have the balls to come outside to talk to me. He has numerous times told me that he was going to send me my money and I have emails to prove it. However four months later ? I have yet to get any money and he won?t acknowledge any emails or calls from me. I have the postal inspector on the case at the moment since it was all done through the mail, the inspector said it was postal fraud ? thus a felony.

To the normal person advertising for this company would imply that you endorse him.

He even threatened me that he was filing bankruptcy and if I didnt leave him alone he would add me to his list of creditors.

If you know this guy, tell him that I am still waiting on my money.

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